The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet was designed as a more affordable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. Priced at least 30% lower than the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, it even offers a higher resolution screen and a higher-resolution rear camera. How did ASUS accomplish this feat?
A major reason is the Intel Atom x3 SoC that powers the ZenPad 7.0. Codenamed SoFIA, it is a low-cost chip that combines a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, an ARM GPU, and a 3G modem. The ZenPad 7.0 uses a detuned Intel Atom x3-C3230RK, allowing ASUS to achieve a lower price point with better features.
|Platform||Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410|
|Processor||900 MHz* Intel Atom x3-C3230 (quad-core) processor||1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A53 (quad-core) processor|
|GPU||ARM Mali-450 MP4||Qualcomm Adreno 306|
|Display||7" IPS display|
- 800 x 1280 resolution
- 216 ppi pixel density
|8" IPS display|
- 768 x 1024 resolution
- 160 ppi pixel density
|Primary Camera||8 MP PixelMaster camera||5 MP camera|
- supports up to 128 GB
|SIM Card Slot|
|Connectivity||- HSPA+ 21.1/5.76 Mbps|
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
|- HSPA+ 21.1/5.76 Mbps|
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 / 2700
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
|Built-In Stylus||No||Yes, S Pen|
|Battery||Non-removable 2600 mAh Li-Po battery||Non-removable 4200 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Dimensions||- 110.9 mm wide|
- 189.0 mm tall
- 8.7 mm thick
|- 137.9 mm wide|
- 208.3 mm tall
- 7.5 mm thick
|Weight||272 g||313 g|
|Colour Options||- Black|
|- Smoky Titanium|
- Smoky Blue
|Current Price||RM 749 (~USD 179)||RM 1099 (~USD 255)|
* For more information on its true CPU speed, please see this article.
Now, let’s check out the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 in detail, and see how it performs…
Updated @ 2016-03-13 : Revamped the review with an additional page and links to the ASUS Power Case review.
What’s Inside The Box?
The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 that is sold here in Malaysia comes in a slightly larger box, because it contains a surprise inside – an extra ASUS ZenCase. The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is available in three colour options – Black, White and Metallic, so check the colour printed on the back label to make sure you are getting the right colour.
When you open the box, you will find the following items :
- One ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet
- One ASUS 7 W charger
- One micro-USB cable
- One ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) User Guide
- One ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) warranty card
For more details, take a look at our previous article – Unboxing The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Tablet.
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